Robert Setton, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Setton was the most patient, caring, understanding, humble doctor I have ever come into contact with.

We were blown away by Dr. Setton’s care. He treats his patients like they are family.

Dr. Setton’s the type of person that you meet and feel like you have known your entire life and trust immediately.

Dr. Setton was great! He was calm, patient and understanding of my anxieties. Thanks to him I am running after my twins all day long.

Biography

Robert Setton, M.D., is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and board eligible in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Setton is passionate about working with patients to overcome infertility, particularly with his extensive knowledge on diminished ovarian reserve, male infertility, and endometriosis. He sees patients at SGF New York’s Brooklyn and Manhattan offices.

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine – Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Jerome Seiler Memorial Award for Excellence in Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYP – Weill Cornell Medicine
  • New York Presbyterian Queens Lang Research Resident and Fellows Research Day Award
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Q&A

When I heard my son’s heartbeat for the first time, I knew that I wanted to become a reproductive endocrinologist. My wife and I had struggled with infertility for several years and went through multiple fertility treatments and many failures before reaching that moment. I knew I had to bring that feeling of hope and happiness to others.


I originally went into medical school thinking I wanted to be a cardiologist. But when I did my OB/GYN rotation and learned about reproductive physiology and pregnancy, I was just completely blown away. I then thought I could blend my inclination for both of those fields by becoming a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and manage pregnant women with cardiovascular disease or other medical conditions. But later on when my wife and I started our family-building journey and unexpectedly found ourselves turning to assisted reproductive technology, I decided to pivot and instead decided to become a reproductive endocrinologist.

My wife. She went through an immeasurable amount of suffering and disappointment, but she always found a way to pick herself back up and keep fighting to build our family. She never wanted to give up even though the odds were stacked against her. She’s the reason I’m doing what I do today.

SGF is truly a patient-centered practice. The mantra that guides any decision that needs to be made is “what would be best for the patient?” The practice was built on that principle and its been its guiding light. Many of the employees have had personal struggles with family building themselves, and I think when they see how that patient-first mentality is embedded within the culture of SGF, they gravitate towards it and want to be a part of it. When every employee is focused on the patient experience, it creates a culture that’s full of positivity and excitement and support.

I want to sleep in a tent on a safari and see each of my kids have children of their own.

I know that nobody wants to be turning to doctors and science to help them build a family and I remind myself of that every time I interact with a patient. Everyone’s fertility story is deeply personal and unique and both I and everyone on our team is sensitive to that. I listen to a patient’s concerns and I put myself in their shoes. I remember that I’ve sat on that side of the table and have felt that vulnerability. After the evaluation, I work in partnership with the patient to solidify a plan that makes them comfortable and brings them to their desired goal as efficiently as possible.

I’m often described as cool, calm, and collected. I’m warm, sensitive, personable, and just plain nice. I think I’m funny too, but my family says I just have “doctor humor”.

Public events & seminars

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October 25, 2021

5:00 p.m.

October 25, 2021

7:00 p.m.